Clients

We work with a wide range of organisations from start-ups to multi-national institutions to academic universities and NGOs. Our focus to create an enabling environment and set of solutions to effect large scale social change is less determined by the nature of the organisation and more by their will to bring sustainable change be it in terms of creating awareness through innovative campaigns, changing business models or even building new organisations. We don’t hesitate to go that extra mile for projects that we believe in and it reflects in our long-standing relationships with our clients, some of who have been associated with niiti since our inception.

Apollo hospitals, a leading healthcare provider in the subcontinent, was also the first corporate hospital chain in India. niiti consulting undertook the mandate of reviewing its brand perception and structuring a fresh communication-oriented marketing strategy for Apollo to help it align to new realities as it expands within and outside of India. See www.apollohospitals.com

Supported by the German Federal Environment Agency, atmosfair, founded in 2005 is a not for profit social enterprise which is an initiative between Forum Anders Reisen ( a network of sustainable tour operators) and Germanwatch, an environment and development organization.
atmosfair offsets air travel emissions by investing in and developing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that meet the rigorous technical requirements of the CDM and Gold Standard. atmosfair is an NGO Supporter and Carbon Offset Sponsor for the Gold Standard Foundation. It is also an Asset Portfolio Manager with a Majority Portfolio Pledge, and a provider of Carbon Advisory & Asset Management and Project Development Services for the Gold Standard Market. niiti undertook a feasibility study and marketing of carbon offset concepts and identification of GHG reducing projects in India on behalf of atmosfair. See http://www.atmosfair.de/.

Khushii (Kinship for Humanitarian Social & Holistic Intervention) Khushii (Kinship for Humanitarian Social & Holistic Intervention) headed by cricket legend Kapil Dev is a national organization working for the upliftment of poor and destitute communities in both rural and urban areas in India. The World Action Forum (WAF) is an initiative launched by KHUSHII to support implementation of CSR visions through NGO action pan-India under the 9 mandates: Art & Culture, Disability, Education, Employability, Environment, Healthcare, Philanthropy, Rural Development & Senior Citizen Assist. niiti was responsible for identifying suitable change makers for the World Action Forum and also documented the initiatives and the cases studies for a Coffee Table Book. See www.khushii.org.

Lafarge Invention Awards 2011 Lafarge, world leader in building materials, is running the Lafarge Invention Awards 2011, a competition to encourage and reward the most innovative projects in India related to building materials and that can contribute to sustainable construction.
The competition is targeting entrepreneurs or new companies, engineering consultants, architects, researchers and academics based in India, and will reward projects based on an invention less than 5 years old. Submissions can be made from September 1st to November 30 2011, via an on-line entry form. For further information and to take part: www.lafarge-inventionawards.com
niiti consulting is supporting Lafarge on this project, by providing a database of relevant contacts of potential candidates, organizing a series of information meetings across India in various institutes and will assist Lafarge in the selection of finalists.

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is being established in Bangalore to address the well-acknowledged and daunting challenges of rapid urbanisation like energy crisis, infrastructure etc. and facilitate appropriate responses and solutions. IIHS aims to establish India’s first independent National Innovation University focussed on the challenges and opportunities of its urbanisation. This will be a privately funded globally-ranked institution for education and action-oriented research at par with the best institutions in the world. IIHS will host an integrated programme of high quality education, research and knowledge generation, executive training, distance learning, design and advisory services, advocacy and intervention.
niiti provided public affairs strategy and consulting services to IIHS. See www.iihs.ac.in/

IPM: Institute of Palliative Medicine (WHO Collaborating Centre) is the policy, research and training arm of Pain and Palliative Care Society. It is the leading training institution in palliative care in the Developing World. In addition to running various training programs and courses in palliative care, IPM also acts as the launching pad for various projects, activities and teams in long term care and palliative care. IPM is also the nodal center for Arogyakeralam Palliative Care Project in Kerala. The institute works closely with the Health and Social Welfare Departments of Government of Kerala. Institute of Palliative Medicine is the only WHO Collaborating Center for Community Participation in Long Term Care and Palliative Care in developing world and the 5th one in the whole world. We are assisting Institute of Palliative Medicine to bring together its various initiatives on a common platform and helping them document the past 15 years. This involves working on multiple initiatives ranging from social and economic rehabilitation, students in palliative care etc. See www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org

The mission of Dialogue Social Enterprise (DSE) iiti is to facilitate the social inclusion of marginalised people globally.
DSE’s goal is to raise awareness and create tolerance for Otherness in the general public, overcoming barriers between “us” and “them”. This is done through creation of platforms that creates jobs for people with disabilities by turning their apparent deficits into potential, thereby strengthening their self-esteem and on the other hand help change the mindsets of others. niiti has developed linkages for DSE in several geographies and helped conduct their programmes in various organisations. See http://www.dialogue-se.com/

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) conceptualised and made san-kranti 2011 a reality that includes a diverse array of individuals, brought together by a common passion that involves engaging the youth in resolution of the crises that face our cities and towns today.
niiti conceptualised and implemented the first Transform Urban India student challenge for IIHS with its culmination in India’s largest urban conference: The India Urban Conference hosted jointly by Yale University, Janaagraha and IIHS. See http://iihs.co.in/tui/

Usha Martin University, part of the Usha Martin group, is a private state university looking to anchor the future management professional in sustainability and humane management principles rather than a profit-orientation alone. To this end, niiti consulting is anchoring several tasks for the university. These include a pan-India employability survey which established the need for management professionals trained in rural and sustainability management. Currently, niiti is anchoring short-term course development, marketing, case-study development and research development for the university. See www.ushamartinuniversity.com

Villgro, formerly known as Rural Innovations Network, is a non-profit organisation that focuses on spotting, mentoring and incubating innovations that have maximum potential to change lives, in Rural India. Founded by social entrepreneur Paul Basil, Villgro began its journey in the year 2001 and has till date incubated over 43 innovations.
niiti was the process partner for conducting due diligence on the finalist for the Villgro Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, Awards India held at Sankalp Unconvention Forum, 2013. niiti also created 30-sec promo montages for each of the 15 finalist used for outreach and public voting. See www.villgro.org

XPRIZE’s Global Development Prize Group is deploying their innovation engine to find rapidly scalable, radically affordable, and deeply sustainable solutions for the billions of people on our planet who still lack access to basic necessities.
Prize competitions will develop innovations to address grand challenges within eight focus areas of global development, viz: Food security; Water and sanitation; Efficiency and quality of living environments (e.g., infrastructure issues in urban slums, affordable housing, air pollution, and waste management); Alternative energy; Access to finance; Public health; Innovations in education and National and personal security (e.g., democratic elections, addressing gender-based violence and human trafficking)
India will serve as XPRIZE’s first global testing ground, where XPRIZE will design and launch incentive prizes that create solutions to positively impact humanity. The ultimate vision for Global Development is to award a slate of prizes that collectively improve the lives of over a billion people by 2020.
niiti is partnering with XPRIZE to identify key stakeholders to debate on the major problems that should be posed for the prizes. See www.xprize.org

With headquarters in New York, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a global not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. niiti conducted a baseline fund-raising landscape study for IAVI to determine the best approaches and targets for fund raising in India. See www.iavi.org

Clients & Partners